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Why one bacterial infection is so deadly in cystic fibrosis patients: Pathogen interferes with cells whose job is to fight infection

The bacterium Burkholderia cenocepacia is harmless in healthy people but causes a severe and persistent lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients and is resistant to nearly all known antibiotics. The bacterium interferes with an important survival process in cells whose job is to fight infection. This phenomenon is even stronger in CF patients, new research shows.
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Bacterium infecting cystic fibrosis patients genetically evolves to live in lungs and evade antibiotic treatments

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (9 months ago)

The bacterium that's the most important pathogen in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) has genetically evolved and adapted to survive in CF-infected lungs and evade antibiotic treatments, scientists from the University of Ottawa and... Read Post

Viral DNA In Bacterial Genome Could Hold Key To Novel Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is well known for its environmental versatility, ability to cause infection in humans, and antibiotic resistance. P. aeruginosa is the most common cause of lung infections in cystic fibrosis pati... Read Post

Research shows why 1 bacterial infection is so deadly in cystic fibrosis patients

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Scientists have found why a certain type of bacteria, harmless in healthy people, is so deadly to patients with cystic fibrosis. The bacterium, Burkholderia cenocepacia, causes a severe and persistent lung infection in patients with... Read Post


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